Early Modern Manchester


This fascinating volume takes a look at aspects of Manchester’s history in the centuries before its industrial heyday, a much overlooked yet crucial period in its development. The topics are parts of an historical jigsaw, building into a picture of early modern Manchester and its social, religious, political and economic life.

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Many new insights into Early Modern Manchester.


The regional road network and the growth of Manchester in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Alan Crosby

In the labyrinth: John Dee and Reformation Manchester by Stephen Bowd

Church or chapel? Restoration Presbyterianism in Manchester, 1660–1689 by Catherine Nunn

Manchester and its region: networks and boundaries in the eighteenth century by Jon Stobart

Lost in translation? Documents relating to the disturbances at Manchester, 1715 by Kazuhiko Kondo

‘What have I to do with the ship?’: John Byrom and eighteenth-century Manchester politics, with new verse attributions by Timothy Underhill

There is also a piece about The Manchester grocer by Bob Mather

  • Author: Craig Horner
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-85936-184-9
  • Pages: 176
  • Illustrations: Black and white
  • Date of Publication: July 2008
  • Dimensions: 243 × 169mm

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